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The myth of the teaching-research nexus


McKenzie, A and Griggs, L and Snell, R and Meyers, GD, The myth of the teaching-research nexus, Legal Education Review, 28, (1) Article 2. ISSN 1033-2839 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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Much has been written about the teaching-research nexus. The view presented in this article is that this nexus is a myth, particularly in research led universities and, from our personal experience, research-led law schools. The metrics of research performance expectations, combined with other aspirations such as quality teaching and community service, prevent any meaningful opportunity for a research-led law school to connect students to the ongoing and current research of their mentors. This absence is exacerbated by the continuing division, or at least separation, between the coalface of teaching, and the senior management elite of the University, and the removal of discipline leaders from within that elite.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:teaching-research nexus, university teaching, law teaching, education
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Public law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Griggs, L (Mr Lynden Griggs)
UTAS Author:Snell, R (Associate Professor Rick Snell)
UTAS Author:Meyers, GD (Professor Gary Meyers)
ID Code:126067
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2018-05-21
Last Modified:2018-12-07
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